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No sound from the s-video cable

I am using S-Video cable from my DirecTv box to the DVD and also I have a composite cable from the video/audio out of the DVD to the TV and I have no sound. What could it be or what should I do?

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  • Erin31383 Jan 29, 2009

    I have connected an S-video cable from my DVD player to my Sony TV.  I have also connected the audio cables (red and white) from the DVD player to the TV.  All cables are connected to Video/Audio OUT on the DVD player and Video/Audio IN on the TV.  There is video, but no sound.  Do I need a receiver to hear the sound?  Please help!

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    exactly same problem with same type equipment there is nothing in the manual.....

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HOWDY-WITH "S-VIDEO" YOU ALSO HAVE TO HOOK UP AN AUDIO OUT TO ANY TV/AUDIO SYSTEM/ETC.--PLEASE READ THE OWNERS MANUAL---SARGE

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1.If you want to use higher quality cables, then you may want to connect the TV Source (Cable and Satellite only, not Antenna) to the DVD Recorder using Composite, S-Video or Component video and audio cables.
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